Archive for June, 2011

Excel: repeat last action

June 29, 2011

F4 repeats last action in Excel, e.g. Insert row

Type chevrons on UK Windows Keyboard

June 28, 2011

Left pointing chevron «
Type and hold Alt plus 0171 on the number pad

Right pointing chevron »
Type and hold Alt plus 0187 on the number pad

LATCH

June 21, 2011

5 ways to organise information (Richard Saul Wurman)

L ocation
A lphabetical
T ime
C ategory
H ierarchy

Cognitive styles

June 21, 2011

“Cognitive styles: the stable attitudes, preferences, and habitual strategies that determine how an individual processes information.”

TYLER TATE: COGNITIVE STYLES: GET INSIDE THE USER’S HEAD

Kranzberg’s laws of technology

June 20, 2011

Melvin Kranzberg’s six laws of technology state:

  1. Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.
  2. Invention is the mother of necessity.
  3. Technology comes in packages, big and small.
  4. Although technology might be a prime element in many public issues, nontechnical factors take precedence in technology-policy decisions.
  5. All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant.
  6. Technology is a very human activity – and so is the history of technology.

From Wikipedia